Are you unhappy with your double chin? If you are self-conscious about the extra skin and fullness under your chin, you are not alone. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of people are bothered by the appearance of a double chin.
Fortunately, there are several treatments available to address this problem. Kybella is one such treatment that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat under the chin.
If you are considering Kybella to get rid of your double chin, read on to learn more about the treatment and what you can expect.
How Kybella Works
Kybella is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment that uses a naturally-occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid to break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected into the area under the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells and prevents them from accumulating or storing fat in the future.
Kybella is specifically targeted to treat submental fullness, also known as a double chin. The injectable treatment is ideal for people not interested in or candidates for surgery. It is also a good alternative to liposuction for those who do not want downtime or potential side effects associated with the surgical procedure.
What to Expect During Treatment
Kybella treatments are typically administered in a series of up to six sessions spaced one month apart. Each session takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
During treatment, your provider will mark the areas to be injected and apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. Then, they will administer several small injections of Kybella into the submental area. You may feel a brief stinging sensation during the injections.
After treatment, you may experience redness, swelling, bruising, pain, and numbness in the treated area. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve within one to two weeks.
You will begin to see results after your first or second treatment session. Results vary from person to person, but most people achieve their desired result after four to six sessions. Once fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat, so further treatments are usually unnecessary.
Contact Us Today
Contact Dr. Bucay’s office to learn more about Kybella and to see if you’re a good candidate. You can reach us at the La Casita location at (210) 692-3000 or at the Sonterra location at (210) 370-9995. San Antonio and surrounding areas in Texas are served by Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics.